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Values of Extracurricular Activities
Transcript of Values of Extracurricular Activities
activity Students who participate...
are less likely to drop out of school
have a stronger sense of connectedness to the school
experience a boost in academics
show an increased commitment to academic achievement Benefits of Participation... Participating makes it less likely that students will become engaged in risk-taking behaviors or become addicted to bad habits (i.e. smoking, substance abuse, alcohol, etc). Con't... Extracurricular activities can contribute to
creative and performance skills
feeling of connectedness Con't...
When people think extracurricular activities they think sports, but extracurricular goes beyond that. These activities can include arts, music, community service, clubs, political groups, religious groups and publications. Benefits con't... Colleges believe students who participate in extracurricular activities have several positive qualities. These qualities include:
dedication = Disadvantages Some kids feel pressured by parents to perform and excel.
Burdened by over-scheduling and overwhelmed daily demands.
Any activity takes time away from school work.
Most activities come at some expense, either for enrollment, uniform fees, outings, costumes, or more.
Kids who are obsessed with doing well can sometimes become the victim of eating disorders or anxiety attacks. What can we do as teachers to get students involved in extracurricular activities? There are two types:
Structured Extracurricular Activities
Unstructured Extracurricular Activities How do these activities resemble
classroom environment? Children are subordinate to authority figure(s)
Goals, expectations and objectives are set
Instruction provided to master skill development
Requires interactions with peers Should schools be funding extracurricular activities? EXIT TICKET ENTRANCE TICKET How would you describe